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Strong winds rip off roofs, damage houses in Labuan

LABUAN (BERNAMA) – Several houses in five villages in Labuan were badly damaged after their roofs were blown away due to strong winds yesterday.

The 3pm incident involved Kampong Layang-Layangan, Kampong Tanjung Aru, Kampong Kilan, Kampong Lubok Temiang and Kampong Sungai Bedaun.

It also caused the ceiling of the multipurpose hall at Sungai Labu Mosque to collapse, but no casualties were reported.

Strong winds and thunderstorms since last night also uprooted dozens of large trees along the main road to several villages, while a number of houses in Kampong Lubok Temiang and Kampong Sungai Labu were damaged by falling trees.

Labuan Fire and Rescue Department Director Ismaidi Ismail told Bernama that the department’s operation room has been receiving non-stop emergency calls since last night.

“We have dispatched our team to cut and remove trees that hit houses and clear the fallen trees on the main road,” he said.